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Where to watch the Cup in JP

July 4, 2014
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With the soccer World Cup quarter finals currently underway, Jamaica Plain is getting into the swing of watching the soccer matches. Most bars in JP are showing the matches live. A few have added Cup-specific specials to enhance JP’s cheering pleasure. The Haven, 2 Perkins St., 524-2836: halftime “Pint and a Pie” special, $10;...

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Footlight Club fundraising for total renovation

July 4, 2014
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The Footlight Club—America’s oldest community theater— is working on raising up to $186,000 to upgrade its fire alarm and safety systems as part of a massive renovation to its Eliot St. home. Maria Wardwell, Footlight Club board president, told the Gazette that, while the building is safe and has all its safety permits, the...

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No parklet space found yet

July 4, 2014
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HYDE SQ.—The City still hasn’t found a new location for Jamaica Plain’s parklet, months after it was planned to return. future of JP’s parklet. Boston Transportation Department spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos told the Gazette that “BTD is still working to find a parklet location in Jamaica Plain.” Due to ongoing utility work on Centre Street...

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Census of 7K Emerald Necklace trees completed

July 4, 2014
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The Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC) and its partners have sponsored an extensive census of the Emerald Necklace’s trees as a starting point for a long-term management plan. Co-sponsored by the Arborway Coalition, the ENC, the Friends of Jamaica Pond, the Friends of Olmsted Park Boston and Olmsted 2022, the census surveyed 7,000 trees and...

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Boston shortlisted to bid for 2024 Olympics

July 4, 2014
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Boston has been shortlisted as a possible U.S. host for the 2024 Summer Olympics, along with Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Jamaica Plain-based City Councilor Matt O’Malley has been a supporter of exploring the possibility. “The U.S. Olympic Committee was very keen on Boston,” O’Malley told the Gazette last week. “There are...

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Garden is rooted in community

July 4, 2014
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Garden is rooted in community

JP SOUTH—The St. Rose Street Garden is oriented so strongly toward its neighborhoods, it is a rarity even in the community garden haven that is Jamaica Plain. Located at a bend in the road on St. Rose, it now boasts community concerts, potlucks, gardening workshops—and loads of produce and other plants. “We’re actually a...

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Split verdict in fatal JP shooting case

July 4, 2014
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A Suffolk Superior Court jury on June 26 acquitted a man of murdering Brenda Pawlowski in Jamaica Plain three years ago, but found him guilty of possessing the weapon with which she was killed. A second defendant also charged with killing Pawlowski, Christopher Howard, is still awaiting trial, according to the Suffolk County District...

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Amid bus yard mystery, no one meets with T

July 4, 2014
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Following a local group’s claim that the MBTA intends to sell its Arborway Yard land rather than ever build a planned bus facility, neither they nor elected officials seem to have had recent meetings with the MBTA to discuss the project. Meanwhile, the MBTA repeated previous statements to the Gazette, saying that the agency...

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Local author publishes social justice kids’ book

July 4, 2014
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Local author publishes social justice kids’ book

Local author Althea Smith released her new all-ages book, “Clashes: Lessons In Class,” where she tackles common social issues, earlier this year. “It started with the premise that children learn very young that there are some people who have and some who do not,” she told the Gazette. She then followed the train of...

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Split Verdict in Fatal JP Shooting

June 26, 2014
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A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted a man of murdering Brenda Pawlowski in Jamaica Plain three years ago, but found him guilty of possessing the weapon with which she was killed. After eight days of testimony and two days of deliberations, jurors found Mattapan resident Larry Pack, 32, not guilty of murder in...

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